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Explore Leader Awards

Each year we honour our top tour leaders, nominated by our customers and chosen by an expert panel.
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Recognising dedication and passion

Explore Leaders are the best in the business. We like to show our amazing leaders that we know they're crucial to the success of each individual trip we run and we simply couldn't function without them. The Explore Leader Awards recognise those leaders who have made your adventure extra special.


The Prize

First prize is £1500 and 3 Runners-up prizes of £750 each – with 50% going to a charity of the Tour Leader's own choice – either a registered charity or a local project in the area they work in. This year we hope to bring all four to the UK and they will visit us here at the office!

Although there are no individual categories, there are four main criteria the judges use when making their decisions:

1. Local knowledge 
2. People skills 
3. Organisational skills 
4. Respect for local people, culture and the environment

Have you had an outstanding Explore leader that you feel has displayed all of these qualities? Nominate them for the 2020 Explore Leader Awards to help us reward their talent and dedication. 


2018 Explore Leader Awards results

Overall Winner–
Anna Grebosz (UK) - pictured 

Anna recieved over 40 votes from customers, with glowing feedback for her professionalism and knowledge, her encouragement on walking trips and her organisational skills. 

"Anna was excellent, one of the best Explore Tour Leaders I’ve had.  She combined the rare skill of seamlessly running the tour whilst socially being part of the group."

Runners up – 
Bibi Mambukushu (Botswana) 
Reinier Bredenkamp (South Africa) 
Wilfred Garbutt (Belize)

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